The first shipment of United States wheat to the Soviet Union in now being loaded aboard a cargo ship at Norfolk, Virginia (south-eastern U.
MS Freight car
CU Box car moving
MSL Car being turned
CU Grain unloaded
LS Ship at pier
MS Deck of ship pan to hatches
MS Men working down in hatch
MS Ship at pier
CU Sign "Port of Lake Charles"
MS Stern of ship Thoxfrid pan to pier
MS Lift brings out bags of rice
MS Lift dumps rice into loading net
MS Two men watching loading
Pan Cargo neg goes up and down hatch
MS Crane operator
MS Net goes down
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Background: The first shipment of United States wheat to the Soviet Union in now being loaded aboard a cargo ship at Norfolk, Virginia (south-eastern U.S.).
Workmen began loading 65-hundred tons of North Dakota Durum grain aboard the American-flag vessel Exilona on Tuesday (January 28).
The shipment arrived in 103 boxcars. It was sent by train from Devils Lake, North Dakota. Final unloading of the boxcars took place Monday (January 27). The Exilona will deliver the wheat to an as-yet-unspecified Baltic seaport.
A different cargo bound for the Soviet Union is being loaded at Lake Charles, Louisiana (in U.S.'s deep south). Twelve thousand five hundred tons of rice will be put aboard the Norwegian cargo ship Thorfrid. Loading began Monday (January 27). The shipment of Louisiana and Arkansas rice will be delivered to the port of Odessa on the Black sea. This is the first of four shipments to Russia from Lake Charles. The Louisiana port will handle 39 thousand of the 50-thousand tons of rice sold to Russia recently under a State Department permit. The balance will be exported through Texas ports.